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Museums

  • This is also the seat of the Delaware Academy of Science, Inc. which was originally established as a natural history museum and has now become a vital part of academic science education to the schoo...
  • Part of the University of Delaware, the University Gallery housed in the Old College Building on the north campus showcases over 10,000 works of history and art. This gallery took charge of the Univ...
  • The Irenee du Pont mineral collection now located at the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall exhibits over 750 specimens, gems and carvings which he had acquired from George Fr...
  • The two-storey brick and heavy timber structure of the University Of Delaware Engineering Department was originally built in 1898 and is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It w...
  • Built in 1859, this mansion and plantation was the residence of Governor William Henry Harrison Ross who played a key role in extending the railroad from Dover to Seaford. These historic plantations...
  • One of the popular historical tourist attractions in Seaford, the Days Gone By Museum is located on the High Street, near the historical downtown Seaford region. It features the entire Woodland Ferr...
  • It houses memorabilia relating with the historical activities of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department which began in 1901 by a group of 50 concerned citizens who would meet in the Seaford Town Coun...
  • It used to be the old town’s Post Office in the past which was turned into a museum in 2003 housing hundreds of artifacts from the historic times of the Nanticoke Indians to Patty Cannon to the Gove...
  • There is an amazing array of exhibits in this museum which include jaguar, life-sized dinosaurs, life beneath the ocean seas, a variety of wild birds from around the world and many others. Special h...
  • This museum is a fantastic place which cannot be missed and should be seen with the entire family especially including the kids. See and learn the historical importance of antique & contemporary Ame...
  • This facility provides free access by prior appointment to a unique research library endowed with a special collection of works on Delaware genealogy, underground-railroad and maps. Senator William ...
  • This gorgeous ship and the museum along with a blacksmith shop is an outstanding experience, perfectly fascinating and educational. A very popular tourist attraction located on the Seventh Street, t...
  • This museum is located at the Mike’s Famous Harley Davidson New Castle showroom, and traces the history of motorcycles and roadside American regions. This unique museum is a way-out experience which...
  • This fanciful Victorian structure with original elaborate woodwork is designed by Frank Furness, a famous architect from Philadelphia, and was built in a hexagonal shape in the year 1892. Exhibits h...
  • Located outside the New Castle Historic District, this is the site of the former Bellanca Aircraft Corporation factory which built over 3,000 airplanes in the historic past. The Delaware Aviation Ha...
  • Declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1972, this building which is now known as the ‘Old Courthouse’ was built in sections spanning over three centuries of colonial rule and federal government...
  • A unique, renowned art gallery featuring fine photography from around the world including a world’s largest collection of signed original artworks by Ansel Adams. Various other artists work’s like C...
  • Thanks to the Lewes Historical Society that this historical museum is able to house much of the original equipment used by the 19th-century surf-men. Apart from numerous documentary photographs on d...
  • Located at the Rehoboth Canal-front, this is the only one of the 17 remaining lightships which served the coastguard from 1938 to 1971. The tireless volunteers have worked over the years to restore ...
  • Commemorating the foundation of Delaware State’s first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631, it showcases the Lewes area maritime, military and social history through a display of selected artif...
  • Genuinely educating, this museum will tell us of everything we need to know about the history of the Delaware State Police and some interesting crime stories that took place here. The exhibits of th...
  • This is a tribute to Eldridge Reeves Johnson, Delaware’s native son who established the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Various exhibits in this museum include phonographs, recordings, memor...
  • Established in 1993, this museum houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts in a variety of art forms which include sculpture, images, furniture and silver. Special ev...
  • This military museum located at the Dover Air Force Base showcases a history of military aviation through exhibits and a noteworthy collection of air-planes that were used in a historical past. It i...